Miss Brooklynn Productions held the 2011 All-Natural Miss Sweetheart “Inner Beauty” Pageant on February 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. It was a sold out event and the day was filled with music, new friendships, and family fun. Each of the 50 contestants were personally crowned with a rhinestone sterling silver tiara by Snow White, plus each received an exclusive swag bag filled goodies including Princess Silly Bandz, a keepsake necklace, a fairy wand, and cupcake from SmallCakes! Angel Babies, Mommy Shop, Happy-Names, The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, Zach’s Bandz, Andrew Young Orthodontics, and Todd Davidson Photography set up vendor booths displaying a variety of goodies for purchase.
Contestants checked in at 12:00 p.m. and were excited to begin their day with a special Meet and Greet and photo session with the reigning Mrs. Kansas, Emily Kuhlman and Mrs. Missouri, Melissa Roe. Girls aged 6 mo. to 12 years shined on stage in two rounds wearing their “Outfit of Choice” and “Sunday’s Best.” The girls individually graced the stage with courage and as the day progressed, they exuded with inner beauty and confidence! During the “Sunday’s Best” segment of the pageant, each girl age 3 and older was posed interview questions. The girls all did a brilliant job answering their questions. Executive Director, Elaina Huffman says “It was a successful event due to the countless number of smiles on the girls’ faces. Our mission is to help build self-esteem in young girls and this event definitely boosted their confidence!”
The 2011 All-Natural Miss Sweethearts are: Makayla Stinson, Baby Miss; Trinatey Marti-Chen, Toddler Miss; McKenzie Malan, Tiny Miss; Lexi Foster, Little Miss; Kennady Torrence, Young Miss; and Luci Conkling, Junior Miss.
Tiaras for Tots, Miss Brooklynn Productions’ non-profit organization, held a raffle with fabulous prizes from Bella B’s, Baskets by Brandy, Hoffman International Modeling Agency, Pinnacle Gymnastics, and Stephanie’s Wonderland. Over $300 was raised for The Waner Children’s Vascular Anomaly Foundation. For more information on this organization, please visit www.wanerkids.org. Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets and supported this amazing cause.
The event was a huge success and we would like to thank all of our participants and their families, as well as our “esteem panel” and volunteers.
Our “esteem panel” judges included, Crystal Marn, Laura Beckley, Brooke Johnson, Emily Kuhlman and Melissa Roe. Our volunteers included Angela Klappa, Brooke Herring, Deneisha Abercrombie, Glenda Huffman, Lisa Knight, Madison Weaver, Megan Steinhart, Michelle Morris, Pam Weaver, Sam Linville, Shayla Hammeke, Stephanie Shimer, Jessica Kimbrell, and Kathy Phillips.
This event could not have been possible without our wonderful sponsors. Our platinum sponsors were Bella B’s, Bella Bambino’s and Mommy Shop. Gold sponsors included Gail’s Scoop, Todd Davidson Photography, Millenium Images, Encore Elite Entertainment, Happy-Names, Angel Babies, SmashBurger, Smallcakes, Andrew Young Orthodontics, KC Metro Moms, and The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. Our silver sponsors included Baskets by Brandy, Immaculate Cleaning Services, Stephanie’s Wonderland, Kari Lind Creations, The Language Workshop, Zach’s Bandz, Essential Publications, R.S.V.Party, Huffman Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Here We Grow Again Kids Consignment Sale, and Hoffman International Modeling Agency. Our bronze sponsors included A Fairytale Ballet, Lifeshare, Thirty-one and Designer’s Wholesale Flooring. Please support these wonderful businesses.
A very special thank you to the following people who brought this event to life: Janice McConnaghy of R.S.V.Party, event planner; Bree Atkins of The Sheraton Hotel Overland Park; Hillary Zobeck, graphic designer; Melissa Lewis as Snow White; Debbie Lindelaub, emcee; Debbie Leonard, auditor; Danny Goyer, music and lighting; Nick James, videographer; and Todd Davidson, photographer.
Miss Brooklynn Productions is so excited to be hosting the 2011 All-Natural Miss Firecracker Inner Beauty Pageant on July 10, 2011 at The Sheraton Hotel Overland Park. Contestant registration will be open up in mid-April on our website at www.missbrooklynnproductions.com. If you are interested in sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact Elaina Huffman at 913.732.FUN7 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to another amazing event and creating more confident young girls!